Standard inclusions are fixtures and features that are included in the price of your new home. Any of these items can be upgraded to suit your lifestyle and budget. These upgrades can be chosen and ordered at your colour selection appointment some options can be viewed in our Colour Selection Document – download here:
We design our homes with a generic fridge in mind; however, there are many shapes and sizes available (including double door fridges), which may mean your fridge will not fit in the space we have designed. Please provide your fridge dimensions to your new home consultant if you have an existing fridge that you want to use in your new home. Otherwise please refer to your finals plans to make sure you purchase a fridge which will fit within the space provided.
Usually yes, however this is dependent upon a number of factors including block size, building regulations and other issues. Check with your new home consultant for more information.
Unfortunately, not all staircases will fit in every home. Speak to your new home consultant to select or design the best staircase for your home design and budget.
Yes, this is an upgrade item on single storey homes. The current ‘standard’ on our single storey homes is to duct the range-hood into the roof space. Our double storey homes include this as part of our standard inclusions.
COLORBOND® roofing is flexible, lightweight and durable and it comes in a variety of colours to give you the ability to create the ideal look and feel of your home. To read more benefits of COLORBOND®, please visit the COLORBOND® website.
A soil report is a report based on a series of soil samples taken from your block of land. By testing the soil in certain locations, our engineers can then classify your soil type and provide the appropriate footing system for your new home.
Our designs are not designed to be built on a block that has a fall greater than 3m (as standard). However, we are very happy to undertake an assessment that will enable us to decide whether we can build on your block economically. Please be aware that significant structural and often expensive adjustments may need to be made.
Developer approval guidelines are set by the developer of an estate often in conjunction with their designers/architects to ensure every home built within the estate achieves their desired look and feel. Your estate’s developer guidelines will most likely affect your façade colour and material selections and items such as eaves.
For Zuccala Homes to build on your block of land, you will need to clear any rubbish or vegetation before we get started. If your block has been vacant for some time, It’s a good idea to keep it maintained to ensure there isn’t a lot of work required just before site start. You might like to consider organising a temporary fence to keep people from dumping rubbish on your block. Best to make sure your fencing company doesn’t remove any title pegs though.
When you have a well maintained block, once all the paperwork is completed we will be able to get to the construction phase of your new home journey sooner. If your block is not maintained, it could take few weeks for you to remove any rubbish, cut the grass and get your boundaries identified, all of which will delay the start of your build.
Homeowners may be required to pay a community infrastructure levy (CIL) to support funding of the community facilities required for the residents of a defined area. This applies most commonly to new estates and is governed by the developer of the land and the council in which your block is situated. These community facilities include local preschools, maternal and child health centres, community halls/multi-purpose buildings, and other recreation facilities. Check with your local council to see what CIL you may need to pay.
Pre-site Your key contacts throughout the pre-site process (before your home starts being built) will be:
- New home consultant: will work with you to find or design the right home for your lifestyle and budget. They are also your main point of contact throughout the pre-site journey of your new home. They will conduct all of your sketch and design review stages as well as the formal building contract appointment with you.
- Customer Service Administrator: is your main point of contact once your contract is signed throughout the remaining pre-site stage of your new home journey.
- Tiles Consultant: your first colour selection stage at the Tile Citi showroom will be to select your floor, wall and any externally located tiles with one of their very experienced and professional consultants.
- Colour Consultant: at your colour studio appointment you will select your colours and fixtures with one of our experienced colour consultants to ensure your new home will achieve the look you want to achieve
- Clipsal Consultant: the final stage in your selections appointment will be working with your Clipsal consultant who will work through your light fittings, power points, multi-media and security options.
- Site Supervisor: who will update you fortnightly on the progress of your home and assist in answering any questions you may have along the way.
- Customer Service Administrator: is your other main point of contact throughout the remaining On-site stage of your new home journey.
Generally we are waiting on items such as your finance approval (which can take up to 30 days), or town planning (which in some areas can take a several months to be finalised). Our aim is to get you into your new home as soon as possible, so rest assured we are working hard to make this period of time as short as possible. If you have any queries during the process please feel free to call your Customer Service Administrator.
A building permit number is the number allocated by the registered building surveyor that issues the permit. The number is located within the building permit documentation.
An easement is a portion of land registered on your property title which gives someone the right to use that land for a specific purpose (such as council access to sewerage and storm water pipes.) We cannot build any permanent structures on an easement. Your final slab design may also be affected by any easements on your property or your neighbour’s property.
This can vary, however generally you should allow 1.5-2.5 hours.
This is a request to alter an item in your contract that has been agreed to by us in writing. Your contract specifies in detail how variations are to be handled.
It means ‘instead of’; e.g., ‘A butler's pantry in lieu of a walk in pantry.’
This means your home does not comply with council guidelines/regulations (RESCODE). If you believe you have a valid reason for not being able to comply, you may request dispensation by applying for ‘report and consent’. Your neighbours are also involved in this stage of the process. We can apply to the council on your behalf, or you may choose to do this yourself.
The law states that the people named on the land title must also be named in the building contract. There can be additional people on the building; however, at a minimum the same names on the land title must be on the building contract. We recommend you seek advice from your conveyancer/solicitor about your particular circumstances if this is an issue for you.